Spread Chords

Examples from the Repertoire (2)

Partita in C Minor, BWV 826

The opening of the Sinfonia in the second Partita continues to receive a variety of treatments concerning not only the chords, but also whether there should be consistent double dotting throughout (meaning the printed semiquaver after the crotchet rests is played as a demisemiquaver, to match that in the next cell). That is a subject for another article, but you’ll discover virtually every harpsichord player does it this way. This blog post may be of interest if you'd like some further information on the variable nature of the dot in Baroque music. You will also...

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